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Grindstaff Fitness
Personal Training
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Knoxville, Tennessee

When Experience and Training Matter


We train at the Medfit Wellness Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are also available for in home training in the Charlottesville, Virginia and Knoxville, Tennessee areas.  E-Mail consultations are available nationwide.
Personal Training Programs
  • Personal Training
  • General Fitness
  • Child/Adolscent Training
  • Weight Loss and Nutrition
  • Sport Specific Programs
  • Athletic Improvement (Strength, Agility, Speed)
  • Injury Prevention & Post Injury/Rehab
  • Sport Psychology Consulting
  • Workout Programs via E-Mail

Every exercise program is designed to meet the unique needs of each individual client.

Our personal trainers have advanced degrees in health or fitness fields, have earned certifications with national organizations and are all CPR certified. 

In addition to the knowledge possessed by each of our personal trainers, they have also excelled at the national level in collegiate athletics.  We understand the pursuit of goals, time constraints, and success.  This academic and athletic experience sets us apart from many other personal trainers. 

Malek MH, Nalbone DP, Berger DE, et al.  Importance of health science education for personal fitness trainers.  J Strength Cond Res. 2002 Feb;16(1):19-24.
A survey of 115 health fitness professionals revealed that a bachelor's degree in the field of exercise science and possession of American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association certifications as opposed to other certifications were strong predictors of a personal trainer's knowledge, whereas years of experience was not related to knowledge.
Mazzetti SA, Kraemer WJ, Volek JS, et al.  The influence of direct supervision of resistance training on strength performance.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2000 Jun;32(6):1175-84.
Twenty moderately trained men were randomly assigned to either the supervised group or unsupervised group who performed identical resistance training programs using free-weight and variable-resistance machine exercises.  The study showed the directly supervised men demonstrated a greater rate of training load increase and magnitude which resulted in greater maximal strength gains compared with unsupervised training group.

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